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Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue is the executive director and founder of Omaha, NE based R5 Productions, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reaching out and enriching the lives of young people. Mike Donahue has spoken to more than a million students through the last decade. He has spent the last 25 years working hand in hand with young people all over the world; helping them find purpose and define themselves, as they navigate the often difficult transition from child to adult.

In addition to traveling the United States, Asia, South American and Europe speaking to young people, Mike has authored three books: Reinventing My Normal, Hidden Scars, and Talking to Brick Walls. His goal is to equip and power young people with the necessary tools to be the change that they want to see in the world.

Mike is one of the most sought after speakers in the country on the subject of respect, bullying, and diversity. His candid style and authentic persona keep the students engaged right from the first words.

Mike hails from Boston MA, was a member of the United States Air Force and began his career as a youth director and youth pastor in Rockford, IL; Denver, CO and Bellevue NE. He is the father of four children, his oldest following in his footsteps serving in the US Air Force.

Mike says his life mission is to help young people find the answer that is already inside of them. And, to help them find the courage to face whatever it is that is holding them back from experiencing greatness.